Italy survived an onslaught from Dennis Schroeder to beat Germany and progress to the knockout phase of EuroBasket 2015. Emmet Ryan takes you through a dramatic evening in the Mercedes-Benz Arena Dennis Schroeder delivered an extraordinary individual performance for Germany that went far beyond the stat line of 29 points 7 assists and 4 rebounds. […]
A 15-2 run to start the third quarter gave Italy the edge they needed as Spain suffered a big shock that will leave their fate in doubt until Thursday Of course Italy had a Datome section right behind the media seats. After two displays that did little to inspire over the weekend, not a whole […]
Danilo Gallinari spoke to the media after Italy’s win over Iceland at EuroBasket 2015 to discuss the rest of his side’s opponents in Group B. Gallo saved special mention for the challenge of playing Pau Gasol and Spain, even without Marc Gasol in the squad. Watch his full interview below.
Italy’s Luigi Datome spokes to the media after Italy’s win over Iceland and described the unique challenge the Icelandic team gave his side. Watch Datome share his thoughts below.
Italy were woeful but did enough to get their first win of EuroBasket 2015 while Iceland won everybody’s respect, writes Emmet Ryan A quintet of early threes gave Iceland hope against Italy in Berlin. The half full arena had smatterings of Italian in various spots while the Icelandic fans were all gathered in one spot […]
Ali Muhammad described how he tried to bring the confidence in his game to the Turkish team. Muhammad played a starring role as Turkey overcame Italy on Day 1 of EuroBasket 2015. Watch the full interview below.
Turkey’s Sinan Guler spoke to BallinEurope after his side’s stunning win over Italy on Day 1 of EuroBasket 2015. Guler described the difference in the way this team plays and thinks from the past and saved special praise for Semih Erden. Watch the full piece below.
A fantastic first half from Turkey proved crucial as they had just enough to get the win over Italy as Day 1 of EuroBasket 2015 in Berlin drew to a close, writes Emmet Ryan It was probably the least discussed game of Day 1 before the tournament but the mood around the media room in […]
With EuroBasket 2015 just around the corner we are going group by group. In a stunning development the second group to be featured is Group B Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena aka the O2 World Capacity: 14,500 Is Oguz Savas playing here?: YES! Your contenders The hosts for Group B, Germany have landed in by far the […]
Having fallen into a 3-1 hole in their best of 7 series with Dinamo Sassari, reigning Serie A champions Olimpia Milano were staring into the abyss. The Italian champs have clawed their way back however and tied the series at 3-3 last night with a road win over Sassari. The man who made the big […]
The last couple of weeks on BallinEurope have been a touch Ireland-centric. The elephant in the room when discussing basketball on the island is the lack of a national team. Ireland took a small step back there today, writes Emmet Ryan. Last year BallinEurope exclusively reported plans for the Irish senior national teams to return […]
Olimpia Milano recorded a 105=97 win over Varese in Legabasket but the story of the day wasn’t the scoreboard. Gianmarco Pozzecco, the coach of Varese and no stranger to theatrics, got enraged following a technical foul call against his team for a foul on former Cleveland Cavalier Samardo Samuels. Watch Pozzecco channel his inner Hulk […]